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Tuesday, April 27, 1999

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  • Congress Votes Under the War Powers Act

    NATO today continues to drop more missiles on Yugoslavia for the 35th night of bombings, for a second time hitting the headquarters of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic’s ruling Socialist Party. Warplanes also continued to attack the Serb media, bombing several television and radio transmitters, even as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict intensify, with a top U.S. envoy in Moscow for talks with Russia.

  • Effect of U.S. Bombing in Puerto Rico

    The first U.S. casualty of the bombings against Yugoslavia took place thousands of miles from the Balkans, on the small island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Last week, a U.S. Navy jet training for the war in Kosovo dropped a 500 pound bomb on an observation post, killing a security guard named David Sanes Rodriguez and injuring several others.

  • Media Coverage of War

    Last week, Pacifica reporters Jeremy Scahill and Amy Goodman turned down a citation from the Overseas Press Club for the documentary "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship." They rejected the honor in protest of the Overseas Press Club’s agreement that reporters would not be permitted to ask questions of U.S. special envoy to Yugoslavia Richard Holbrooke, the event’s keynote speaker, despite the fact he is a major player in the current war in Yugoslavia.

  • Iraq Sanctions

    As NATO enters its second month of air attacks against Yugoslavia, bombs also continue to rain on Iraq, in the ongoing bombing air campaign by the U.S. and Britain. And although U.S. and British warplanes drop bombs on southern and northern Iraq an average of once every other day, these attacks receive scant attention from the media.